Over the weekend, I decided to ask Arsenal fans who the worst footballing person would be to be stuck in a lift with and there was one clear winner.
There is sometimes no rhyme or reason as to why we dislike someone. In other cases, it’s painfully obvious why the rest of the world thinks they’re an arse.
I didn’t run a poll. I simply asked people to name the one person who they’d hate to be stuck in a lift with and made no suggestions to help sway people’s thinking. The only rule was that it had to be a footballing person, leaving the playing field wide open.
In total, Daily Cannon Twitter followers came up with 73 names before I started this post (once I ruled out entire fanbases and residents of certain cities). Just slightly more than 50% of names got more than one mention.
A lot of people also, helpfully, included explanations for their answers. You can read those in the replies to this tweet:
You're stuck in a lift, who's the worst football person to be trapped in there with… Go….
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) August 16, 2019
The 36 people named just once, in no particular order:
Now we get to the juicy ones…
These people received more than one vote but don’t crack our top 13
Robin van Persie
Now, the final 13 in reverse order
With 8% of the nominations and almost twice as many mentions as Robbie Savage is Harry Kane whom most Arsenal fans feared would drown them in spit if they were stuck in a lift with him.
Harry Kane eating a custard tart.
— paulrickett (@redwhitepaul) August 16, 2019
Harry Kane because I did not bring an umbrella
— Chibuikem (@Multi_Coloured_) August 16, 2019
Harry Kane, imagine the spit
— The at home gooner (@GoonerArmchair) August 16, 2019
Harry kane, and I’d be the first person in the world to drown in an elevator.
— Ohlin (@ohliin) August 16, 2019
Full list including % of mentions
|Robin van Persie||1.2|